Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Status

Jan. 23, 2017

     Hays County is currently coordinating the countywide update of the Hays County Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes participation from all cities and villages in Hays County as well as the County itself. This planning effort is expected to continue until the plan draft is complete in the spring of 2017.  

        A Hazard Mitigation Plan outlines actions that can be taken to reduce or elimi­nate long-term risk to people and their property from natural hazards. It is an effective tool in identifying risks from and vulnerabilities to natural hazards, allowing communities to take action to protect its people and infrastructure before disasters occur. These plans are required as a condition for receiving federal mitigation grant funding for projects. The plan is updated every five years and the current effective plan will expire in November 2017. The current plan is available at the Hays County Web Site under “Plans, Policies and Reports – 2011” or at

http://www.co.hays.tx.us/SharedFiles/Download.aspx?pageid=256&mid=290&fileid=614

     Part of the effort includes encouraging public feedback and involvement throughout the process. Citizens can provide their input regarding local community hazards by taking part in the Hays Hazard Mitigation Planning Public Opinion Survey.This questionnaire can be completed via the online survey tool at:   

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HaysHMPUpdatePublicSurvey.

Questionnaire responses will be collected through February 15, 2017. 

     For further information regarding the plan, please contact Kharley Smith, Hays County Emergency Services Director at Kharley.Smith@co.hays.tx.us or Jeff Hauff, Hays County Grants Administrator at Jeff.Hauff@co.hays.tx.us. Additional information will also be posted on this website as it becomes available.

2011 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update to Court 31Jan2017